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  • Browns and Falcons: Do the Punishments Fit?

    Browns and Falcons: Do the Punishments Fit?

    CNNSI.com Updated 21 hours ago
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  • Browns, Falcons penalties likely won’t be relevant to #DeflateG…

    Browns, Falcons penalties likely won’t be relevant to #DeflateGate

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    The punishments imposed Monday on the Browns and Falcons for their violations of game-integrity provisions suggested a surprising degree of lenience from the league. Sure, the teams will pay a combined $600,000 into the NFL’s coffers (fine money typical…
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  • Falcons penalty doesn’t seem to provide much deterrence

    Falcons penalty doesn’t seem to provide much deterrence

    profootballtalk.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    The Falcons admittedly used artificial crowd noise throughout the 2013 season and into the 2014 season, until they were caught in November. Ultimately, they were fined and stripped of a fifth-round pick in 2016. The fine ($350,000) really isn’t all that…
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  • Not only is there interest in Matt Schaub, he has a visit lined…

    Not only is there interest in Matt Schaub, he has a visit lined up

    profootballtalk.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Much like the Spanish Inquisition, no one expected the Matt Schaub market to heat up quite as it has. Now, there may even be a leader in the clubhouse. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Schaub is expected to visit the Ravens early this wee…
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  • N.F.L. Punishes Falcons and Browns for Rules Violations

    N.F.L. Punishes Falcons and Browns for Rules Violations

    The league suspended Cleveland General Manager Ray Farmer for four games for sending text messages to coaches during games. Atlanta will forfeit a draft pick for piping in crowd noise.
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  • Falcons should be relieved to escape harsh punishment from NFL

    Falcons should be relieved to escape harsh punishment from NFL

    ESPN.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    The Atlanta Falcons were expected to get stung by the NFL. Instead, they got off somewhat unscathed. On Monday, the league announced a $350,000 fine and the loss of a fifth-round draft pick in 2016 as punishment for the Falcons for piping in crowd noise…
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  • Arthur Blank says Falcons won’t appeal noise ruling

    Arthur Blank says Falcons won’t appeal noise ruling

    profootballtalk.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Not only did the Falcons identify the culprit in their noise violation and fire him, they’ve also apologized for his actions. In a statement released by the team, Falcons owner Arthur Blank was contrite (or as contrite as you can be in a statement relea…
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  • NFL identifies former Falcons marketing exec as noise villain

    NFL identifies former Falcons marketing exec as noise villain

    profootballtalk.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Well, now we know who the real asswhole in Atlanta is. In the statement released by NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent on the Falcons losing a 2016 fifth-rounder and being fined $350,000, the league has pointed a finger at …
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  • Vic Beasley scheduled to work out for Falcons Monday

    Vic Beasley scheduled to work out for Falcons Monday

    profootballtalk.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    Early this month, Clemson’s Vic Beasley said that playing for the Falcons would be a dream come true after growing up outside Atlanta. It doesn’t seem like the most farfetched dream either. The Falcons need a pass rusher for Dan Quinn to deploy in his f…
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  • League didn’t want owners to face Browns, Falcons discipline qu…

    League didn’t want owners to face Browns, Falcons discipline questions

    At the recently-concluded NFL meetings, the league advised the Browns and the Falcons of the punishments they’ll be facing for their recent violations of the rules. Browns G.M. Ray Farmer sent text messages to the sideline during games, and the Falcons …
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  • Dan Quinn not panicking over nickelback spot

    Dan Quinn not panicking over nickelback spot

    ESPN.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons entered free agency with thoughts of upgrading the nickelback position. Right now, they find themselves without a reliable or experienced third cornerback to fill such a role. Last season, Robert McClain, Josh Wilson and Javier Arena…
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  • Falcons release statement on passing of minority owner John Iml…

    Falcons release statement on passing of minority owner John Imlay

    ESPN.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons released a statement Thursday offering their thoughts on minority owner John Imlay, who died of a massive heart attack Wednesday at the age of 78. Here is the entire statement: Everyone at the Falcons and across the Blank Family of B…
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  • Julio Jones extension a matter the Falcons should address

    Julio Jones extension a matter the Falcons should address

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (7 days ago)
    When Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn meets the media this morning during the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, he is likely to be asked about the status of contract extension talks with the team's top receiver Julio Jones. The last time I asked Quinn abou…
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  • Texans re-sign inside linebacker Akeem Dent to two-year deal

    Texans re-sign inside linebacker Akeem Dent to two-year deal

    The Texans acquired inside linebacker Akeem Dent from the Falcons in exchange for backup quarterback T.J. Yates last summer and ended up starting six games and playing 227 snaps on defense for Houston. On Tuesday, the Texans re-signed Dent to a new two-…
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  • Georgia gives Falcons a tax break on stadium expenses

    Georgia gives Falcons a tax break on stadium expenses

    The taxpayers will be paying an even larger share of the costs for the Falcons’ new stadium. Georgia has agreed to give the Falcons (and the Atlanta Braves, who are also building a new stadium) an exemption from paying sales tax when they buy building m…
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  • Michael Vick wears Falcons uniform in new Twitter avatar

    Michael Vick wears Falcons uniform in new Twitter avatar

    ajc.com Mar 22
    Naturally, as soon as fans (and foes) noticed the avatar change, rumors began flying about the beleaguered athlete.
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  • Falcons sign Tony Moeaki

    Falcons sign Tony Moeaki

    It’s March Madness for tight ends in Atlanta. The Falcons started the day by signing former Colt and Bronco Jacob Tamme, but they weren’t done adding players to compete with Levine Toilolo for playing time. The team announced that they have also signed …
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  • Falcons sign Tamme to shore up TE position

    Falcons sign Tamme to shore up TE position

    The Atlanta Falcons have signed free-agent tight end Jacob Tamme, the team announced Thursday.
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  • Falcons keep versatile defensive lineman Kroy Biermann

    Falcons keep versatile defensive lineman Kroy Biermann

    After dipping into the free agent market for some pass-rush help, the Falcons kept one of their own Wednesday. The team announced they’ve re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann. Biermann is a versatile piece who can fill a lot of roles on the defensive f…
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  • Atlanta Falcons ownership at a glance

    Atlanta Falcons ownership at a glance

    ESPN.com Mar 18
    Majority owner: Arthur Blank, 72 Minority owners: Warrick Dunn, Ronald Canakaris, Douglas Hertz, John Imlay, Edwin Mendel, Derek V. Smith, John A. Williams, Brian J. Barker Source of wealth: Co-founder of The Home Depot Net worth: $2.5 billion (Forbes) …
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  • Video - Falcons Fined, Must Forfeit Draft Pick 00:42

    Falcons Fined, Must Forfeit Draft Pick

    Mar 30
    ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder discusses the Falcons being fined $350,000 and having to forfeit a 2016 draft pick for piping crowd noise into the Georgia Dome during home games over the last two seasons.
  • Video - NFL To Penalize Falcons, Browns 01:30

    NFL To Penalize Falcons, Browns

    Mar 30
    Adam Schefter discusses the punishments the NFL is expected to hand down to the Falcons for piping in crowd noise over the past two years and to Browns general manager Ray Farmer, who sent texts to personnel during games.
  • Video - Sources: Browns, Falcons Told Of Discipline 02:27

    Sources: Browns, Falcons Told Of Discipline

    Mar 25
    ESPN Browns reporter Jeremy Fowler discusses the penalties the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons face for violating league policies.
  • Video - Falcons Address Deficiency At Tight End 01:20

    Falcons Address Deficiency At Tight End

    Mar 20
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says signing veteran tight ends Jacob Tamme and Tony Moeaki allows Atlanta to focus on other areas of need - such as safety, linebacker and running back - in the draft and the latter stages of free agency.

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    Mar 31
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    Mar 30
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